Shades of Gray (album)
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|Shades of Gray|
|EP by Youth Choir|
Los Alamitos, California, 1986
|Youth Choir chronology|
Because the band was gearing up for a 20-city tour in support of Steve Taylor, the EP was recorded in a furious rush to be ready in time, hence the "demo" feel to the songs. Youth Choir never intended to release an EP, but the record company acquired it as the resolution to a contract dispute, which freed the band to be signed by MyrrhLA later that year.
While brief, Shades of Gray is more musically diverse than the band's debut, because Youth Choir is now a foursome. The quality of the songs also attracted praise from not only critics, but other musicians such as Sam Phillips, who seriously considered covering "All Night Long" for her album The Turning. Although most of the drums on the album are once again drum machines, Steve Hindalong makes his official recording debut as the band's drummer on "15 Doors," which proved to be a live favorite.
All five songs were later included as bonus tracks on the CD release for Chase the Kangaroo.
- "Fade Into You" – 3:58
- "15 Doors" – 3:05
- "More Than Words" – 2:36
- "Tears Don't Fall" – 4:02
- "All Night Long" – 5:01
- Derri Daugherty - Lead vocals, guitars, piano, voices
- Steve Hindalong - Drums, vocals, percussion
- Tim Chandler - Bass guitar, vocals
- Dan Michaels - Saxophone, lyricon